Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is 5 Htp Good For You

Share
1

1
What is a really good non prescription tablet, natural to take for depression other than mirtazapine ?

What is a really good non prescription tablet, natural to take for depression other than mirtazapine ?

CBT,Exercise: Mirtazapine is an atypical antidepressant drug. As an antidepressant, it has not been very effective as monotherapy. It is used more as an appetite stimulant in smaller doses and as a hypnotic in bigger doses. The only "natural" antidepressant is st. John's wort but it hasn't been very effective in m y experience. How about cognitive behavior therapy along with exercise ? It works. ...Read more

4

4
Would it be a good idea to keep taking fluoxetine for anxiety?

Depends : If it is controlling your symptoms without side effects it may be a good idea .However if you have any concerns discuss with your provider. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Is drinking ensure bad for you? New study said multivitamins aren't good for you.....

Is drinking ensure bad for you? New study said multivitamins aren't good for you.....

Not neccesarily: Mega doses of multivitamins are not neccessary on a balanced diet. Ensure as part of balanced diet or weight support in catabolic conditions is okay. ...Read more

6

6
Hi i'm on 100mg lustral a day i've read vitiman b3 is also good for depression is it safe to take together can it help with ED as well?

Hi i'm on 100mg lustral a day i've read vitiman b3 is also good for depression is it safe to take together can it help with ED as well?

B3 can help.: Lustral which is marketed as zoloft (sertraline) in the U.S. Is safe to take w/ vitamin b3 or niacin. B3 is used for carbohydrate, protein ; fat metabolism in your body and helps decrease physical ; emotional fatigue. It can also lower LDL and raise HDL levels. B3 can cause liver damage in high doses. It helped men w/ ed but at doses higher than 500 mg/day. The recommended max rda in the U.S. Is 35 mg/day. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What is a good supplement to take for stress/anxiety?

What is a good supplement to take for stress/anxiety?

Many ways: If you experience considerable anxiety, reduce or eliminate stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine. Also consume a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise. Counseling, Meditation and Energy Tapping can also help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What is a good natural anti anxiety supplement? Tried st johnsworth but no good results, maybe try gaba, is it safe?

What is a good natural anti anxiety supplement?  Tried st johnsworth but no good results, maybe try gaba, is it safe?

Anxiety: Gaba doesn't work like internally produced gaba, because it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier. Still, some studies show stress reducing effects. http://tinyurl.com/m45neqe it can be safe when used short-term. Other possible supplements include l-theanine, passion flower, kava, lemon balm, etc. You might also stop caffeine if using it. And consider seeing a psychologist about your anxiety. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. John Kim Dr. Kim
3 doctors agreed:
9

9
What is a good over-the-counter med you can take daily for sinuses?

Dr. John Kim Dr. Kim
3 doctors agreed:
What is a good over-the-counter med you can take daily for sinuses?

Neti pot: I'm assumig you dont have chronic sinusitits. A safe way to treat sinus congestion is to get a neti pot and follow the instructions. Or you can go to drugstore.Com and look up neti pot hope that is helpful. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
2 doctors agreed:
10

10
Is citrulline safe for ED for a diabetic with HTN? Viagra (sildenafil) not working. If so what is a safe dose? been on 3g a day for week nothing much happening.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
2 doctors agreed:
Is citrulline safe for ED for a diabetic with HTN?  Viagra (sildenafil) not working.  If so what is a safe dose?  been on 3g a day for week nothing much happening.

Yes, but...: You can use but in moderation. Note: There's no magic pill, and it will never be. Citrulline is merely an Amino Acid in foods and produced in our own body. Clinically, The accumulating undesirable effect of aging + illnesses has deteriorated sexual function and overall energy and ability to the level unable to response and perform. So, see urologist to figure out what is next for you... pump?... ...Read more

11

11
Is ginko good for students to take while studying and if yes why is it good ?

Is ginko good for students   to take while studying and if yes why  is it good ?

Ginko like aspirin: Ginko contains salicylates like aspirin. The claim is that it improves blood flow and memory, but this is not shown clinically. The benefits of ginkgo and studying come from the studying. ...Read more

12

12
My blood pressure is at 120/75/90 n would like to know if is ok to take l-arginine. Is this supplement good for heart health? 1000 mg pills. Thank you

My blood pressure is at 120/75/90 n would like to know if is ok to take l-arginine. Is this supplement good for heart health? 1000 mg pills. Thank you

Evidence is limited: L-arginine is generally safe. Some believe it may be beneficial in patients with certain arterial diseases, but there are no good scientific clinical trials to prove that. I would not recommend it if you do not have specific cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What is a good non prescription medication for depressions and relaxing? I'm 44 and have very much stress.. Not work thank you for your answere

What is a good non prescription medication for depressions and relaxing?  I'm 44 and have very much stress.. Not work thank you for your answere

CAM: Cam, complementary alternative medicine, (referred to as "adjunctive" medicine in western medicine)should be primary, as it is preventive and treatment! for stress, depression, & anxiety: omega 3 fatty acids 1200mgepa+1000mgdha/day and vit d3 3000-5000iu/day both taken with food/liquid with some fat for absorption; vit B12 1000mcg/day; vit c 1000mg/day &probiotics to help immune system. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Is it safe to take passion flower suppliment (350mg) pil for anxiety if you already take 1xanax(0.5) and 2maprotiline(25mg) taken at night.

Probably but I do: Not believe there is medical data to support it. Make sure u sleep at night, even if u have to go to 1 mg of xanax (alprazolam) at night and use .5 mg in the morning. Xanax (alprazolam) is relatively short acting, a longer 1/2 life benzo, such as clonazepam, may be more effective. Talk to your doc if anxiety inadequately controlled. Your meds are at the low end and the passion flower people do not have 2 prove efficacy. ...Read more

15

15
Is it risky to eat eggs daily with max usage? For exp, 5 fried eggs for breakfast and another 5 for dinner?! i also take multivitamins supp etc

Is it risky to eat eggs daily with max usage? For exp, 5 fried eggs for breakfast and another 5 for dinner?! i also take multivitamins supp etc

Yes: Eggs are a great source of protein. However, they may also be a source of increased cholesterol. You should strike a balance. 10 eggs per day seems extreme. ...Read more

16

16
Is it good to take fiber one for someone with ibs?

Is it good to take fiber one for someone with ibs?

Probably fine: There are three types of ibs. Regardless of type, fiber one should be fine for you. Speak with your GI doc that diagnosed your ibs, since he/she will know your history better. ...Read more

17

17
My drug plan through work no longer covers Cymbalta (duloxetine). I take this for general anxiety. Is there an alternative I can take that would be less costly?

My drug plan through work no longer covers Cymbalta (duloxetine). I take this for general anxiety. Is there an alternative I can take that would be less costly?

Depends: I don't know how drug plans work in Canada, but here south of the border, Cymbalta (duloxetine) isn't resorted to unless the patient has tried and failed a number of other drugs; or, if they also have a pain condition that Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved to treat. If that doesn't apply to you, then many of the later-generation antidepressants and anxiolytics are now available as generics. ...Read more

18

18
Is life seasons brand Anxie-T supplement safe and would it be a good natural alternative to a daily anxiety drug?

Is life seasons brand Anxie-T supplement safe and would it be a good natural alternative to a daily anxiety drug?

No,BUT: If your anxiety is at clinical levels this supplement is not FDA approved. Supplements like this are not well regulated and it is hard to be sure what they say is in them really is. If you try them, and they work for you as you want, great, but you would be better off seeing a therapist and working out your issues. Anxiety can be treated. ...Read more

19

19
Is pro biotics good for u to take to balance out your digestive system.If so how many billions should u take? My son is 50 & wondered if good

Is pro biotics good for u to take to balance out your digestive system.If so how many billions should u take? My son is 50 & wondered if good

Depends on strain ;:: There are many strains of probiotics.Many are killed by stomach acid so the # to take depends on how well they survive (which varies). Enteric-coated forms survive better so 1 billion of those may equal 20 billion of another type. Research suggests many benefits.I advise at least 20 billion of a type with multiple proven strains.See https://4d.Primarycarenet.Org/pi161/pi161_probiotics_article.Pdf. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
20

20
As a pharmacist i want to know pharmacologically why coffee is not a healthy source of antioxidants?

As a pharmacist i want to know pharmacologically why coffee is not a healthy source of antioxidants?

It certainly is : A source. However, for many people its benefit is overwhelmed by caffeine. There are therefore better antioxidant sources. The "feeling of having more energy" from caffeine is misleading for many people that take it to overcome fatigue. They are actually consuming energy that they can ill afford. ...Read more